Design protection is an important business asset for companies of all sizes, not just bigger ones.

EUIPO’s research shows that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) which own designs have 17% higher revenue per employee than SMEs that do not own any intellectual property rights.

Designs are well defined in the European Union: Council regulation on Community designs

Examples of designs

Almost any industrial or handicraft item can be eligible for design protection (except for computer programs)

Design-marks.com Packaging image

Product Packaging

Design-Marks.com Set of products

A product / Set of products

Design-Marks.com composite products

Composite products

Design-marks.com Parts of products

Part of products

Design Marks Logos

Logos

Design Marks Computer Icons

Computer Icons

Design-Marks.com Typefaces

Typefaces

Design-marks.com Graphic Design

Graphic designs

Design-Marks.com Get-ups

Get-ups

Design-Marks.com Ornamentation

Ornamentation

Design-mark.com Webdesign

Web design

Design-marks.com Maps

Part of products